Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Epicuro

RWN20G

A ruby-red wine with mauvish highlights, it has a heady, intense and lingering aroma. Full, well-orchestrated, warm and round on the palate.

1 x 75cl

Region: Abruzzo

Grapes: Montepulciano

Abv: 13%

The high-yielding Montepulciano variety is a famous and often misconstrued grape. Understandably, many confuse it with Vino Nobile di Montepulciano – a Tuscan wine region, whose wines, perplexingly enough, are made from the Sangiovese variety.

The Montepulciano grape is at its best in the Abruzzo (due east of Rome), and the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wine region was designated legally in 1968. Wines produced here tend to be medium-bodied, easy-drinking – and many offer excellent value for money.

While many of Italy’s famed red grapes (such as Sangiovese or Nebbiolo) are noted for high acidity, Montepulciano gives a soft and juicy wine.

As a result, they tend to be more accessible young – though a more ‘serious’ form of Montepulciano comes in the form of a ‘Riserva.’ These wines must be aged a minimum of two years before release – and with at least 6 months of this period spent in barrel.

The FEMAR VINI Farm Company lies on the southeast ridge of the sunny hill which starts where the boundaries of Frascati, Monte Porzio Catone and the Agro Romano meet.

The Farm Company was renovated with a philosophy based on the search for the absolute best quality, and it achieved decidedly prestigious targets within a decade, secure in the knowledge that it is based in an area which repays the efforts of those who work with serious intent.

The Company was founded in the 1970s by Armando Merge.Following in the centuries-old family tradition, his son, Felice Mergè, after having observed and studied in depth the most interesting National and International wine producing companies, was able to develop his own distinctive style by experimenting with new, revolutionary processes of wine making and product maturation which have propelled FEMAR VINI to its current qualitative levels.

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